Title : Philately Week Special  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
2175 
KPC#
C-1669 
MICHEL#
2202 
StanGib#
2519 
Scott#
2059 
Date of Issue
08/02/2001 
Quantity
1,950,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Heart of love 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
36mm*34.5mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*3 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 6 colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The 2001 Korea Philately Exhibiton is to be held in Hall No. 1 of the Pacific Hall at the COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul for six days, starting from August 2 this year.

This year's exhibition features a wide array of indigenous cultural corners designed to give viewers an opportunity to experience the unique traditional cultures of Korea's different regions. This exhibit will offer a first-hand look into North Korean stamps displayed together with representative South Korean stamps. The PHILAKOREA2002 Promotion Room, which is organized in preparation for the PHILAKOREA2002 World Stamp Exhibition, will be the perfect venue to have a first-hand opportunity to enjoy traditional Korean masque dance performances while mingling with the two mascots of PHILAKOREA, namely, PHILAKO (male character) and STAPHI (female character). This event is also a perfect opportunity to enlarge your background knowledge by attending lectures on the Internet and stamp-related culture, to be conducted throughout the exhibition period. Other not-to-be-missed events include autograph signing by noted stamp designers, meeting folks who are much into philately, participating in quizzes on philately trivia, composing on-the-spot threeline verses, with each line starting with a given syllable, and taking souvenir photos with the mascots.

Roses, which are featured in the Philately Week Special, symbolize love, an ever-lasting theme of numerous stories, ancient and new, from east and west alike. Various stories are included in the Greek/Roman myths, respectively depicting Aphrodites/Venus in relation to roses. One specific example accounts for the origin of the thorns of roses. The story goes that Cupid, the son of Venus, had his lips stung by a bee that emerged out of a rose when he approached it for a kiss, and that Venus planted the bee needle onto a rose stem, which later developed into rose thorns. How about delivering your love sealed with a stamp featuring a beautiful rose?